Like Naamah, Lilith and Agerath bat Machaloth, Eisheth Zenunim is a goddess concerned with the expression of human sexuality in all of its forms. She is especially concerned with the expression of female sexuality and, much like Lilith, is a champion of women. Because Eisheth Zenunim was, according to tradition, the first of the succubi, She is often approached by older women and can be seen by soft polytheists as the Crone aspect of Lilith. Outside of soft polytheist inclinations, others regard Her as the wisest and the eldest of the Four Queens.
Although each of the Four Queens is inherently linked to the Element of Earth, They possess unique characteristics which are demonstrative of the influence of other Elements upon Their natures. Thus I associate Eisheth Zenunim with the direction of Southwest to indicate Her fiery and watery natures—Fire for Her warrior aspect, boldness and concern with matters of sexuality and Water for Her role as the wise Crone of the Four Queens. Thus I assign Her to the 30th Path known as Sekhel Kelali or the Path of Collecting Intelligence upon the Tree of Life and Thagiriron (Disputers) upon the Tree of Death. For myself personally, Eisheth Zenunim is the Destroyer and a goddess of Death. She is the Matron Demon of the innocent and a protector of the frail, infirm, ill, very young and very old. She is also concerned with nursing the ailments of these individuals and may be approached for aid in the event of infantile or geriatric conditions.
Her nature is illustrative of the Satanic philosophy of “an eye for an eye”—although not outwardly aggressive to those who have not crossed Her, She will not hesitate to exact vengeance upon those whom She deems to be deserving, especially in instances in which an innocent has suffered at the hands of the offender. Eisheth Zenunim, like Samael, is closely associated with the Sun—a seemingly strange alignment considering the fact that most goddesses, especially Crone goddesses, are connected with the Moon. However it is very appropriate that She is regarded as a Solar goddess considering Her polarised qualities of both Destroyer and Life-Giver.
Although Her appearance is less often detailed within the annals of Kabbalistic mythology than those of the other Queens, Eisheth Zenunim often manifests in the form of a thin, graceful Crone adorned in robes of sheer golden fabric and wearing a six-horned Solar crown. One of Her additional roles is that of judge—She may be approached for aid in the resolution of conflicts, especially those which involve false accusations.
Primary Name: Eisheth Zenunim
Other Names: Isheth Zenunim, Isheth Zennanim, Qodeshah
Mythological Source(s): Zoharistic Kabbalah, Occult Traditions
Title: The Succubus Crone, Demon Queen, Bride of Samael
Role: Demoness of Sacred Sexuality, One of the Four Demon Queens, Destroying Goddess, Protector of the Innocent
Sacred Animals: Lion, raptors, stork, seal, swan, cats, vulture
Mythical Beings: Will-o’-the-Wisp, salamanders, phoenix, dragon, manticore
Zodiacal Sign(s): Leo
Planet(s): The Sun
Element(s): Earth (Innate), Fire (Primary), Water (Secondary)
Direction: Southwest (Natural), South (Biblical), North (Agrippa)
Colours: Gold, rich amber (Kabbalistic), orange (Atziluth)
Soul Part: None
Musical Key: None
Kabbalistic World: Yetzirah (Kabbalistic), Atziluth (Elemental)
Kabbalistic Hell: None
Kabbalistic Palace of Hell: None
Tree of Life Attributions: Path 30 (Collecting Intelligence)
Qliphothic Habitation: Thagiriron (Disputers)
Associated Demons: Thagiriron, Raflifu
Sounds: b, v, p, f
Magickal Words: Ypephenoury, Iaeouoi, Phimemameph, Nerxiarxin
Trees: Laurel, bay
Herbs: Sunflower, laurel, heliotrope, bay, angelica, balsam, cardamom, cabbage, chestnut, chrysanthemum, corn, hibiscus, knotgrass, lavender, lotus, , marigold, marjoram, nettle, orange, barley, palm, rosemary, saffron, sunflower, red sandalwood, sage, tansy, thyme
Stones: Yellow jacinth, fire opal, carbuncle, chrysolite, pyrite, aventurine, sunstone, onyx, diamond, jasper, cat’s eye, ruby
Incense: Cinnamon, frankincense, Kyphi, dragon’s blood, red sandalwood, lavender, lotus, orange, sage, olibanum, golden copal, amber, cloves, myrrh, benzoin
Metals and Minerals: Gold, nitrates, arsenic
Tarot Cards: The Sun (Planetary), Strength (Zodiacal), Judgment (Elemental), the four Kings, Wands, Queen of Wands
Ailments: Infantile and geriatric complaints, sexual dysfunction, anxiety, circulation problems, blood clots, strokes, oedema, cardiac disorders and ailments, spinal conditions, fever, blood disorders
Bodily Government: Female reproductive organs, circulatory system, heart, spine, blood
Vices: Pretentiousness, arrogance, false wisdom
Virtues: Humility, gratitude
Holy Days: August 11 (Zodiacal), August 1 (Lughnasadh – Northern Hemisphere)
Time of Day: Noon
Chemical Element: Chlorine
Alchemical Process: Digestion
Symbolism: Lioness, Solar crown
Chakra: Crown, Solar Plexus
Ritual Tools: Censer, burning bowl, chafing dish, lamen, talisman, charcoal
Drugs: Ecstasy, tonics, alcohol
Powers and rulership: Women’s mysteries (especially adult and older women), protection of the innocent and vulnerable, destruction of enemies, vengeance, wisdom, sacred sexuality, death, Crone magick, infantile and geriatric disorders and conditions, prostitution, judgement, reconciliation, false accusations, acquisition of wealth, crops and harvests
2 replies on “The Satanic Feminine Divine: Part V – Eisheth Zenunim”
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I love Eisheth, among the four true queens and concubines of sacred sexuality, Eis is by far the most balanced and mature. This dispensation on her is very accurate being the 5th Judgement and her sin to overcome is absolutely pride. My recommendation is humility through fasting through financial and business negotiations. Peace be and Hail to the Queen of Darkness and Solar!